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Michael J.Z. Mannheimer on Chebatoris & the New Deal for Crime

Season 1, Ep. 496

In this episode, Michael J.Z. Mannheimer, Professor of Law at Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law, discusses his article "The Unusual Case of Anthony Chebatoris: The 'New Deal for Crime' and the Federal Death Penalty in Non-Death States," which will be published in the Syracuse Law Review. Mannheimer begins by explaining why the death penalty presents a federalism problem, when federal law permits the execution of people who commit crimes in states that have abolished the death penalty. He observes that only one person has ever been executed under federal law in a non-death penalty state, Anthony Chebatoris. He describes the circumstances of Chebatoris's crime, trial, and execution. And he reflects on what lessons we should take away from the case.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.

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